In an unexpected but unsurprising email yesterday morning, Bing let its product advertisers know that they have updated their feed taxonomy for the Bing Category field to match Google’s. When the paid Bing Product Ads program launched, it was clear that Bing would be putting in the effort to accommodate Google Shopping advertisers by attempting to map a Google Product Category to Bing’s field format.

Now – 4 months later – in a probable move to be more accessible to advertisers for Q4, Bing is adopting Google’s format for Categories. This is solid news, especially for retail advertisers looking to test out Bing’s traffic volume in this year’s busy season. From Bing itself:


It will be interesting (and fortunate for retailers) to see if Bing continues to follow in Google’s footsteps and replicates the developments that led to Google Shopping being such a successful program.

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About the AuthorJon Gregoire is the Director of Demand Generation at CPC Strategy. Jon heads up email marketing, content strategy, co-marketing, and revenue cycle efficiency. A UC San Diego grad, Jon is a Chicago native and full-time San Diego tourist. He enjoys Bear Grylls-like backpacking trips, archery, weekend getaways in Southern California, watching his beloved Chicago Bears, and bidaily coffee consumption. Want to pitch a story? Reach out directly at jon(at) See all posts by this author here.